Malaysia

  • 18 hours ago

    EMCO in two localities in Sarawak lifted today

    KUCHING, May 13 — The Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) in two localities in Sarawak was lifted today, according to the Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (JPBN)....

  • Muslims celebrate Aidilfitri on moderate scale, complying with MCO SOP

    1 day ago

    Muslims celebrate Aidilfitri on moderate scale, complying with MCO SOP

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 ― For the second year in a row, Muslims in the country today celebrated Aidilfitri in a new normal, strictly adhering to standard operating procedure (SOP)...

  • 18 hours ago

    Police request to expedite purchase of body cameras

    SUBANG JAYA, May 13 — The Royal Malaysia Police has requested the Home Ministry (KDN) to expedite the tender offer process for the procurement of body cameras for the use of...

  • After another shipment seized, Top Gloves reiterates commitment to cooperate with US authorities

    20 hours ago

    After another shipment seized, Top Gloves reiterates commitment to cooperate with US authorities

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 — Top Glove Corporation Berhad repeated today its commitment to work with the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), after a shipment of approximately...

  • Communications minister orders probe into RTM news report labelling Hamas as ‘militants’

    1 day ago

    Communications minister orders probe into RTM news report labelling Hamas as ‘militants’

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 — The management of Department of Broadcasting, Malaysia (RTM) has been directed to investigate allegations that an RTM television Mandarin news...

  • Man killed by former brother-in-law in dispute over children in Melaka

    23 hours ago

    Man killed by former brother-in-law in dispute over children in Melaka

    JASIN, May 13 — A man was stabbed to death by his former brother-in-law following a quarrel over the latter’s two daughters at a house in Kampung Berangan Enam, Umbai, here...

  • ‘You’re not alone’: Bukit Aman senior cops visit on-duty personnel on first day of Raya

    1 day ago

    ‘You’re not alone’: Bukit Aman senior cops visit on-duty personnel on first day of Raya

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 — Several Bukit Aman directors and deputy directors spent  their first day of Aidilfitri today with police personnel manning roadblocks...

  • Sarawak DAP chief urges state govt to use reserves fund to help small businesses hit by Covid-19

    20 hours ago

    Sarawak DAP chief urges state govt to use reserves fund to help small businesses hit by Covid-19

    KUCHING, May 13 — The Sarawak DAP today urged the statement to utilise certain percentage of the state’s reserve fund to help the business sectors to cushion the impact of the...

  • Bukit Aman probing claims of senior state cop’s involvement with dubious individuals

    20 hours ago

    Bukit Aman probing claims of senior state cop’s involvement with dubious individuals

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 — Police investigation, through the Bukit Aman Integrity and Standards Compliance Department (JIPS), regarding the alleged abuse of power involving a senior...

  • Ismail Sabri: 440 individuals held for flouting SOP

    21 hours ago

    Ismail Sabri: 440 individuals held for flouting SOP

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 — A total of 440 individuals were arrested for violating the standard operating procedure (SOP) of the Movement Control Order (MCO) yesterday, with 435...

  • Kelantan govt announces RM100,000 contribution to Palestinian cause

    21 hours ago

    Kelantan govt announces RM100,000 contribution to Palestinian cause

    KOTA BARU, May 13 — The Kelantan government today announced a contribution of RM100,000 through the ‘Tabung Serambi Mekah’ fund to the Palestinian cause. Menteri Besar Datuk...

  • Another Top Glove shipment seized by US authorities, this time worth RM2.8m

    1 day ago

    Another Top Glove shipment seized by US authorities, this time worth RM2.8m

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 — A shipment of 4.68 million latex gloves produced by a Top Glove Corporation Berhad subsidiary was seized by authorities in the Port of Kansas, Missouri...

  • SOP violations: 3,885 compounds in Johor in four months

    21 hours ago

    SOP violations: 3,885 compounds in Johor in four months

    JOHOR BARU, May 13 — Johor police issued 3,885 compounds for violations of Covid-19 prevention standard operating procedure (SOP) from Jan 13 to May 12 this year. Johor police...

  • 22 hours ago

    Police monitoring Raya posts on Facebook

    SEREMBAN, May 13 — Police checks in conjunction with Aidilfitri celebrations are not focused solely at roadblocks but also involve monitoring posts on social media such as...

  • Agong, Permaisuri perform Aidilfitri prayers with Istana Negara staff

    1 day ago

    Agong, Permaisuri perform Aidilfitri prayers with Istana Negara staff

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 ― Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah...

  • Perlis holds Aidilfitri prayer in open area to reduce Covid risks

    23 hours ago

    Perlis holds Aidilfitri prayer in open area to reduce Covid risks

    ARAU, May 13 — Perlis today has created a difference when, for the first time, the Aidilfitri prayer was held in an open area, at Dataran Istiadat, Istana Arau, following the...

  • 23 hours ago

    Covid: ‘Sad’ Aidilfitri for Dr Annuar as Covid cases still high in Sibu

    SIBU, May 13 — Sarawak Public Health and Housing Assistant Minister Dr Annuar Rapaee said he was “sad and very worried” when asked about the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration...

  • 23 hours ago

    Covid: Bagan Ajam Public Market closed for three days

    BUTTERWORTH, May 13 — The Bagan Ajam Public Market in Jalan Terbilang has been closed for three days beginning noon today following the detection of some Covid-19 positive...

  • Private doctors told not to advertise Covid-19 vaccine registration on social media to avoid confusion

    1 day ago

    Private doctors told not to advertise Covid-19 vaccine registration on social media to avoid confusion

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 ― ProtectHealth, an incorporated entity appointed by the Ministry of Health to manage Private Medical Practitioners participation in the Covid-19...

  • 1 day ago

    GOF members stay vigilant on duty despite being away from families during Aidilfitri

    PADANG BESAR, May 13 ― Despite having to celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri while on duty to guard the country's borders from being trespassed, it did not dampen the spirit of two...

  • Dr Sim: Sarawak reconsidering AstraZeneca opt-in vaccinations

    1 day ago

    Dr Sim: Sarawak reconsidering AstraZeneca opt-in vaccinations

    KUCHING, May 13 — The AstraZeneca (AZ) Covid-19 vaccine could yet be an option for Sarawakians as Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian has revealed that the Sarawak Covid-19 Advisory...

  • Penang introduces RM1m electricity bill subsidy to help tourism industry

    1 day ago

    Penang introduces RM1m electricity bill subsidy to help tourism industry

    GEORGE TOWN, May 13 — The Penang state government has introduced an electricity bill subsidy for the tourism industry to help its players stay afloat during movement control...

  • Another bittersweet Aidilfitri in Malaysia for families kept apart by MCO again

    1 day ago

    Another bittersweet Aidilfitri in Malaysia for families kept apart by MCO again

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 — Hari Raya Aidilfitri is one of Malaysia’s biggest festivals and marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting from dawn to sunset to rid...

  • IGP: Police to ‘improve’ application system for interstate travel to deter forgeries

    1 day ago

    IGP: Police to ‘improve’ application system for interstate travel to deter forgeries

    SUBANG JAYA, May 13 — The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) will be updating the interstate application system to prevent the falsification of documents in future. Without...

  • In Kuching, man makes false report over robbery to avoid being scolded by wife

    1 day ago

    In Kuching, man makes false report over robbery to avoid being scolded by wife

    KUCHING, May 13 — A man was charged in court here yesterday with lodging a false police report claiming he was robbed at a car park in Jalan Matang. No plea was recorded from...

  • Opensignal: Malaysia’s mobile data usage increased 35.2pc, highest growth among five SEA countries

    1 day ago

    Opensignal: Malaysia’s mobile data usage increased 35.2pc, highest growth among five SEA countries

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 — The current Covid-19 pandemic and the implementation of lockdowns have increased data usage as most people are required to work or learn from home....

  • Tears and confusion: As fresh MCO descends, Raya traders looking at bleak season

    1 day ago

    Tears and confusion: As fresh MCO descends, Raya traders looking at bleak season

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 — It may be better than 2020, but traders piling their goods for Aidilftri said their sales across the board during this festive season were still low as...

  • 1 day ago

    Covid-19: Teacher, pregnant woman index cases of new clusters in Sabah

    KOTA KINABALU, May 12 — The Sabah state health department has detected two new Covid-19 clusters, Kebagu cluster here and Papar as well as Tanjong Kapor cluster in Semporna...

  • As Malaysia sees record Covid-19 deaths, Health DG says nearly nine in 10 ICU beds now occupied

    1 day ago

    As Malaysia sees record Covid-19 deaths, Health DG says nearly nine in 10 ICU beds now occupied

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 — Approximately 87 per cent of the 734 available intensive care unit (ICU) beds for Covid-19 patients nationwide are being used, Health director-general Tan...

  • Federal, state leaders call for SOP compliance during Aidilfitri celebration

    1 day ago

    Federal, state leaders call for SOP compliance during Aidilfitri celebration

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 — Federal and state leaders have urged the public to strictly adhere to standard operating procedures (SOP) during the Aidilfitri celebrations which begin...

  • Muhyiddin says ‘not tyrant’, unpopular Raya restrictions needed to save lives from Covid-19

    1 day ago

    Muhyiddin says ‘not tyrant’, unpopular Raya restrictions needed to save lives from Covid-19

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 — Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin justified the restrictions placed on the public during the Hari Raya Aidilfitri festive period as necessary to protect...

  • Observe new norms of Aidifitri to fight Covid, says Agong

    1 day ago

    Observe new norms of Aidifitri to fight Covid, says Agong

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 — Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah today said that Hari Raya Aidilfitri has to be celebrated in the new norms...

  • Covid-19: 11 Localities in Sarawak placed under EMCO

    1 day ago

    Covid-19: 11 Localities in Sarawak placed under EMCO

    KUCHING, May 12 — A total of 11 more localities, including six longhouses in four districts in Sarawak, have been placed under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) for two...